Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Consultant to submit report on Kolkata Airport expansion soon

Kolkata: The consultant engaged for preparing a sustainable and capacity expansion roadmap for the Kolkata Airport is likely to submit its report soon, a senior official of the airport said here today.

"We have engaged US-based consultant Landrum & Brown, a few months back with a mandate to study sustainability and capacity expansion of the airport," Kolkata Airport director Atul Dikshit said today on the sidelines of a Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) organised event 'Infra-East'.

Landrum & Brown specialises in aviation planning and development.

Dikshit said on an average, 450 flights take off or land daily at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport here.

Although the airport has the capacity to accommodate more flights, it is contemplating capacity enhancement to meet future demand.

Dikshit said the West Bengal government had made efforts to persuade a few European airlines to start their operations from Kolkata.
20/02/18 PTI/Business World

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